Mary Collis who was born in Kenya, has moved from the figurative to the abstract. Her emotional work is mostly a response to her surroundings and the light, and her most intense feelings and her observation of the changing colours.

She is an extraordinary colourist, attempting to paint the “colour” of sounds. She strives for a balance in her work, stressing an importance for composition. Collis is a Founder of RaMoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in Nairobi and a collector of Art of the region.

Mary Collis has had numerous one woman exhibitions, in Nairobi, London and Holland between 1984 and 2010.